TOP CAUSES OF ELECTRICAL FIRES

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Per the National Fire Protection Association, between 2010 and 2014, there were over 45,000 fires per year involving electrical issues. These fires caused more than 400 deaths per year, and over $1.4 BILLION in property damage. Are you guilty of doing any of these things which may contribute to those statistics? 1. IMPROPER USE OF… Read more

HOW TO TEST YOUR METER BASE

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

If your electric bill has suddenly gotten higher than you expected, but you don’t think you are using more electricity, there are a few things you can do to verify your usage. First, turn off the main breaker in your panel, which will turn off the power to everything in the house. If you have… Read more

SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR OLD WIRING

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Every now and then, we find a very old home that is still wired as it was when it was built. These situations are rare; very rare, in fact. Why is that? Because those older homes couldn’t sustain our usage, and their owners were forced into updating. Let’s look at our needs. Consider the activities… Read more

WHAT IS STATIC ELECTRICITY AND WHY IS IT DANGEROUS?

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Static electricity is an accumulated charge caused by an imbalance of electrons and protons on things around us. Rubbing two materials together may slough off an atom or two as they touch. This creates an imbalance in one of the materials, which sits there waiting for an opportunity to balance itself when something with a… Read more

WHAT SHOULD I ASK MY NEW ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR?

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

There is a reason that certain tasks are considered skilled trades. When you hire someone to perform these jobs, there may be safety concerns, which, if not addressed with the proper training, may cause harm or death, either now or in the future. The risks just are not acceptable, so take the time to ask… Read more

Electrical Code Violations Common in Mobile, AL

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Electrical code violations can be very dangerous and in extreme situations, even deadly. Violations of this kind are often caused by things such as faulty DIY attempts, outdated systems, and inexperienced electricians. It is a good idea to have your home inspected by a reputed, professional electrician to ensure the safety of your home and… Read more

Get To Know the Owners of Professional Electric

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Professional Electric first opened for business in 1997. We’re honored to have grown into what we are today and to continue serving Mobile and Baldwin County with top-notch electrical workmanship. Our goal has always been to offer unmatched quality while giving you more bang for your buck. Today, we’ll get to know a little about… Read more

Common Mobile, AL Electrical Code Violations

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

While some violations require sums of money to update or repair, others are simple issues that can be corrected quickly and easily. Beginning with some of the simplest ones, here are a few things to watch for and correct as soon as possible. 1. MISSING ELECTRICAL BOX COVERS: This looks harmless enough, and more than… Read more

TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM POWER SURGE

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

WHAT IS A POWER SURGE? According to the NEMA Surge Protection Institute, it is possible to have a voltage surge, current surge, or a power surge. The most common is a voltage surge, where large voltages spike on the grid- such as increased usage of AC in the summer or large machinery cycling on and… Read more

ELECTRIC BLANKET DO’S AND DON’TS FOR SAFETY

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Nothing feels better on a chilly night than a warm electric blanket. Blankets and mattress pads can keep you warm. However, with the mattress pad, the heat comes from under you, so it feels warmer than a blanket. One will make a huge difference from the other, and both options have some safety concerns if… Read more